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The Resource A people's history of heaven, Mathangi Subramanian

A people's history of heaven, Mathangi Subramanian

Label
A people's history of heaven
Title
A people's history of heaven
Statement of responsibility
Mathangi Subramanian
Title variation
peoples history of Heaven
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A politically driven graffiti artist. A transgender Christian convert. A blind girl who loves to dance. A queer daughter of a hijabi union leader. These are some of the young women who live in a Bangalore slum known as Heaven, young women whom readers will come to love in the moving, atmospheric, and deeply inspiring debut, A People's History of Heaven. Welcome to Heaven, a thirty-year-old slum hidden between brand-new high-rise apartment buildings and technology incubators in contemporary Bangalore, one of India's fastest-growing cities. In Heaven, you will come to know a community made up almost entirely of women, mothers and daughters who have been abandoned by their men when no male heir was produced. Living hand-to-mouth and constantly struggling against the city government who wants to bulldoze their homes and build yet more glass high-rises, these women, young and old, gladly support one another, sharing whatever they can. This is a story about geography, history, and strength, about love and friendship, about fighting for the people and places we love - even if no one else knows they exist. Elegant, poetic, bursting with colour, Mathangi Subramanian's novel is a moving and celebratory story of girls on the cusp of adulthood who find joy just in the basic act of living
Summary
"In Bangalore, India, five young women fight to save their homes, which are really only shacks and lean-tos, in a slum named "Heaven," which the city wants to bulldoze in order to accommodate its growing tech industry"-- Provided by publisher
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
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10760049
Cataloging source
S3O
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1980-
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Subramanian, Mathangi
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Abandoned wives
  • Slums
  • Female friendship
  • Bangalore (India)
Target audience
adult
Label
A people's history of heaven, Mathangi Subramanian
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066110484
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781786076762
Lccn
be2019045416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102762314
Label
A people's history of heaven, Mathangi Subramanian
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000066110484
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781786076762
Lccn
be2019045416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1102762314

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